Camp Blue Diamond offers ways to lower your camp fees. Everyone can save money by registering before March 1. Families with several campers can ask for a discount for each camper. Maybe your church will pay 1/2 or more of your fee. Families with incomes of less than $60,000 can ask for a scholarship. Read below for details.
Register between Nov. 9 and Feb. 28 and you automatically get CBD's best rate - The Early Bird Discount. Register in March, April or May you get CBD's regular rates. After May 31 - Late Fee - Ouch!
Multiple Siblings - If there are two or more children attending CBD summer camp from one family, and you are not asking for a scholarship, the family may request a Sibling Discount for each camper. $25 discount for each child attending a week-long camp, $15 discount off Pioneer or Caving Campers, $10 discount off a Tenderfoot or Kiddie Camper. The whole discount comes off the family's portion of the fee - not the churches. One Sibling Discount per child per summer. Sorry - The Sibling Discount cannot be used for Family Camp or CIT Camp.
If requesting scholarship aid, the Scholarship Application page of the Registration Form must be completed. Scholarships are based solely on income level. To see if you qualify, check out the Scholarship Application page of the Registration Form. Families may not request both scholarship aid and the Multiple Siblings Discount. Families cannot register online if requesting a scholarship.
If your church is paying a portion of the fee, do not pay their portion. The church will be automatically billed by CBD after you have attended camp. Families requesting Sibling Discount or scholarship aid can also receive a church stipend.
Note to Churches: You will be billed for your campers in July, after the children have been to camp. Churches - Please wait for this invoice before paying.
Parents may request to make extended payments. To do this: Check the appropriate box on the Registration Form and mail in a deposit of at least $25/camper. Parents will receive a bill for the balance due. Parents will need to make payments in the period leading up to the camp. Payment must be made in full by the beginning date of camp. Any Family may request extended payments, but you have to fill out the Registration Form (not online registration) and check the box.
This is the quickest way to register. Complete all required fields and provide your card information before submitting your registration. Your will not be charged until CBD has made sure your camp is open. You may register online if you are paying your entire balance (after deducting your church's portion and Sibling Discounts), and not requesting a scholarship. Online registration starts Nov. 9. Children and Youth who Pre-Register in November and December receive a $5 coupon for the Trading Post.
The Registration Form includes the Scholarship Application and Health History Form. Anyone signing up for camp can fill out the Registration Form, but those applying for scholarship aid or asking for extended payments, must use this form. After completing the Registration page (page 1), the Scholarship page if requesting aid (page 2), and the Health History (pages 3 and 4), mail or email the completed Registration Form to camp. Registration Forms will be available on this website starting January 4. Registration Forms will be mailed to past campers the week of January 4, 2021.
If emailing the form, payment must be made by credit/debit card (Visa, MC, Discover or American Express).
If mailing the form, payment may be made by check, money order, or credit/debit card. Mail to: Summer Camp Registration, Camp Blue Diamond, P.O. Box 240, Petersburg, PA 16669
Grade level refers to the grade the child is in during the '20-'21 schoolyear - his/her current grade level.
If listing a Cabin-mate Request, list only one person. This person needs to request your child on his/her form too.
Requests made less than one week prior to a camp cannot be honored, since campers have already been assigned.
Registration is on a first come/first served basis. Registrations are processed in the camp office on the day they are received, if payment is made. When a camp is filled it is closed. There are no waiting lists.
If possible, list a 2nd choice camp, especially if the camper is registering for a trip, adventure or OLS camp. These camps have limited capacities and usually fill. A 2nd choice camp will only be used if the 1st choice camp is full.
Those registering in November or December will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours. A Packet of materials will be sent in early January. For those registering in January or later, packets will be sent within 1 week. If you do not receive the email or packet within the timeframe, contact CBD. You may not be registered.
Cancellation less than one week prior - No Refund
Cancellation one week to one month prior - Refund less $50.
Cancellation more than one month prior - Refund less $25.
Cancellation of a specialty camp (Caving, Jr. Adv., Yough, & OLS camps) closed because of full enrollment - No Refund
Smoking, vaping , use of illegal drugs, alcoholic beverages, tobacco products and weapons are strictly prohibited. Campers violating this rule will be sent home immediately. There is no refund if you are sent home early, or if you choose to leave camp early. Other policies pertaining to Summer Camp will be included in the Camper Confirmation Packet.
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